At its thirty-seventh session, the Commission for Social Development considered two topics, namely the priority themes “Social services for all”, and “Initiation of the overall review of the implementation of the outcome of the World Summit for Social Development”; and the review of relevant United Nations plans and programmes of action pertaining to the situation of social groups.
On social services for all, the Commission agreed on a set of conclusions (E/CN.5/1999/15, see below) that contain analysis and recommendations for action to promote the efficient and effective delivery of social services for all as a contribution to overall social development. They set out general principles and goals, suggest priorities for delivery and provision of social services, discuss the need for partnership between Governments and the other social actors, stress the importance of information, encourage the mobilization of resources and establish parameters for international cooperation for social services.
The Chairman of the Commission’s thirty-seventh session was Mr Aurelio Fernández (Spain). Its four Vice-Chairpersons were: Ms. Faith Innerarity (Jamaica), Ms. Maria Lourdes Ramiro-Lopez (Philippines), Ms. Joanna Wronecka (Poland), and Mr. Mathe Diseko (South Africa), who also served as Rapporteur.
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